Hard Disk Drive Recovery

Nowadays losing important files and folders from hard disk drive is becoming a major issue to computer users across the globe. There are plenty of scenarios in which users lose their valuable files and folders from the hard drive. The most common reasons are accidental formatting, file system corruption, operating system crash, hard drive failure and many more. No need to panic much as it is very simple to recover lost data from hard drives with the help of a HDD recovery tool. With its efficient recovery algorithms and simple user interface, it facilitates you to get back data from HD without facing any difficulties.

The most common cause of data loss from computer hard drive is accidental formatting. As we all know, formatting is the process by which operating system deletes all data from the logical drives and assigns a file system like FAT or NTFS for proper data management. Sometimes, users accidentally format their hard drive while trying to format some other data storage drive and thus results in loss of important files and folders present on the hard disk drive. That’s why, it is always advised to take proper backup of important files before formatting to avoid data loss. In such data loss situation, you can make use of Disk Drive Recovery Software to restore files from formatted hard disk drive. With the help of this application it is very simple to rescue files from accidentally formatted WD hard drive and Windows based OS.

Formatting will never erase the stored files and folder permanently from the hard disk drive, it just removes the pointers pointing to the stored location of the files and set the particular space free to store new files, but the actual data remains intact until the deleted or lost file is not overwritten with new data. In addition to accidental formatting, there are many other factors force users to format their hard disk drives without taking backup of stored data. Sometimes, hard disk becomes inaccessible due to various reasons like virus infection, fat table corruption, hard drive crash, etc. If the disk drive is sevrerely corrupted then unusual error messages pops up on the screen such as "Disk Drive not Formatted. Do you want to Format it now?" . This error message prevents you from accessing the files on the drive. So you have to use this software to bring back pictures, videos, audios, text documents etc.

In order to use the hard disk drive further, it needs to format, which will delete all the stored files and folders. In such instances make use of this rescue software to recover files after disk drive not formatted error. The FAT gets corrupted when you improperly shut down. This improper system shutdown may also occur due to power failure or fluctuations and can cause damage to the File Allocation Table. As we all know FAT is necessary for proper booting of an operating system and when it gets corrupted your OS fails to load. In such case, use hard disk drive recovery tool that can also recoup lost files from portable hard drive in just a few mouse clicks.


Virus or malware infections are the other reasons, which can cause data loss from hard disk drives. This situation occurs when you do scanning by using an anti-virus program or any third party utility to remove viruses. These programs delete the infected files from your hard disk. If your system files are also infected by viruses, these anti-virus programs delete the infected system files, as a result of which hard disk fails to boot and leading to hard disk crash. You can easily get back deleted files from crashed hard drive with the help of this software in just a few steps.

Steps to retrieve data from hard disk drive:

Step i: Launch the free trial version of the tool. Welcome screen appears as shown in Figure 1. Click on "Recover Files" and then select "Recover Deleted Files".

Hard Disk Drive Recovery - Main Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Screen

Step ii: Software shows the list drives from which it can recover data as shown in Figure 2. Select your hard drive and click on "Next".

Hard Disk Drive Recovery - Choose HDD

Figure 2: Select Hard Disk Drive


Step iii: Software starts scanning the hard drive to locate and retrieve lost data. Upon completion of drive scan, you will get list of recovered data as shown in Figure 3.

Hard Disk Drive Recovery - Retrieved Files

Figure 3: Restored Data

Step iv: Preview the recovered data. If you are happy with the results obtained using trial version, then buy the licensed version to save recovered data.

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